Jayson Beaster-Jones

Dr. Jayson Beaster-Jones is a Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Global Arts, Media, and Writing Studies at the University of California, Merced.

Anne Zanzucchi

Dr. Anne Zanzucchi is a Teaching Professor of Writing Studies and Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts at the University of California, Merced

Patricia Vergara

Dr. Patricia Vergara is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California Merced

Paul Gibbons

Paul Gibbons is an Associate Teaching Professor of Writing Studies at the University of California, Merced.

Noelle Chandler

Noelle D.W. Chandler is an arts education professional in the Central Valley of California, currently working as an Arts Program Specialist at the Merced County Office of Education. Her specialities lie in the performing arts, where she has written, directed, produced and performed in over 45 productions over the course of her 16 years in Merced. Her degree is in Theatre Performance from the University of Maryland, and she holds additional certifications in music and movement for early childhood development. With support from the county office, she rolled out the Merced County Strategic Arts Plan in January of 2021, and currently leads the “Inspiring AWE” arts integration professional learning community, as well as the Merced County Young Artists Network.